Hands on Oshkosh at Sullivan’s Woods Needs a Helping Hand


     On Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am – Noon, Winnebago Audubon is expecting about 30 UWO students to help us cut buckthorn and willow at Sullivan’s Woods.  These young people do the hard work, but we could use some supervising volunteers to help identify buckthorn and guide them on how the job needs to be done. It is a great opportunity to work with these enthusiastic young people.

     Hands on Oshkosh is sponsored by Reeve Union Volunteerism at UW Oshkosh. It is run by student volunteers and designed to bring students, faculty and staff together to volunteer in the Oshkosh Community.

     Sullivan’s Woods is the Oshkosh Area School District’s Outdoor Education Site located southwest of Oshkosh near Fisk. Winnebago Audubon’s Friends of Sullivan’s Woods assists student groups that visit this 40-acre site which includes a native prairie, woodlands and creek. The group also maintains trails, signage and works to keep invasive species in check.

     Please contact Zaiga for more information and to volunteer as a supervisor: zaigam@charter.net or 920-233-5914.

      To learn more about Winnebago Audubon activities, visit www.winaudubo.org.

Photo caption: UWO’s Hands on Oshkosh volunteers cut buckthorn and willow last spring at Sullivan’s Woods.

Photo by Janet Wissink


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Janet Wissink

Janet Wissink is currently president of Winnebago Audubon, chair of Oshkosh Bird Fest planning committee, and co-coordinator of Project SOAR (Snowy Owl Airport Rescue). She loves bird watching, prairies and exploring the natural world.

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